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Day 4 of the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour – June 9th: Memphis TN

The 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour continues today. The route from yesterday’s stop at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL to the Memphis International Raceway was approximately 311 miles.

 

About Memphis, TN

MemphisOne of the best known towns for music and barbecue is in Memphis. It has been widely regarded as the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll.

Memphis is one of four predominant regional styles of BBQ in the USA. If you enjoy eating pork, Memphis should be your destination. Memphis also has a thriving entertainment community with numerous theaters, museums and many other attractions for locals and visitors to enjoy.

 

World Record Run

Today the Memphis International Raceway hosts the tour. The Raceway is in Millington, TN, just outside of Memphis. It has three tracks; a drag strip, oval track, and a road course. It has held IHRA as well as NASCAR events in the past.

One of the featured events of the day will have drivers will set out to break a Guinness Book world record. Around 130 participants attempt to overturn the burnout world record set in Australia last New Year’s Eve. Over 100 participants filled the stadium with an awesome display of smoke. Memphis International Raceway is no stranger to world records as drivers frequently use the track to push their vehicles to the limit. Event organizers have worked hard planning the record attempt logistics for months and are excited for the opportunity to bring the record back home to Memphis.

 

The Final Leg of the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour

Next, the tour stops in Birmingham, AL, at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium tomorrow, where baseball fans will put aside their favorite pastime for a day. At Centennial Plaza on Thursday, in Gulfport, MS, racing superstars will sign autographs and meet with fans. Friday, in Baton Rouge, LA, car fans will take in the last day of the show. Hot Rod Power Tour organizers will follow the next day with a special event exclusively for diehard fans that followed the entire tour.

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